First Baptist Church Free Community Lunch will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., 69 Iotla St. in Franklin. For more information, call (828)369-9559.
Macon County Cancer Support Group will meet Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Angel Medical Center, Riverview Street, Franklin. Patti Abel, pilates instructor, movement educator and Young Living Essential Oils distributor at Abel Wellness (and recently elected Franklin Town Alderman) will be the guest speaker. A $50 gift certificate will be given away. There will be light refreshments.
Traveling Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, March 10, Cartoogechaye School, fourth grade girls and fifth grade boys 5:30 to 7 p.m. and sixth and seventh grade boys, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Cartoogechaye School, sixth and seventh grade girls, 5:30 to 7 p.m., and eighth and ninth grade boys, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, East Franklin School, fourth grade girls and fifth grade boys 5:30 to 7 p.m. and sixth and seventh grade girls, 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, March 13, Iotla Valley School, sixth and seventh grade-boys, 5:30 to 7 p.m. and eighth and ninth grade boys, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Aaron Howell (828)332-8596.
Freedom Works Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m. breakfast, 8:30 a.m. meeting in the Angel Medical Center Cafeteria. Paul Higdon, Macon County Commissioner will discuss county issues and answer questions. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Macon County Center of N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold an apple tree grafting workshop on Tuesday, March 11, 9 a.m., at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center. The class will learn grafting principles and techniques and then graft apple rootstocks with available varieties. Each participant will leave with three grafted apple trees and the ability to graft apple trees and other plants. Class size is limited; preregistration is required. A materials fee of $10 is due at registration. Register at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center. For more information, call (828)349-2046.
Sign up for Affordable Health Care Insurance through the Open Enrollment period which ends March 31. A workshop will be held on Saturday, March 8, 10 to 11 a.m, and Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Macon County Public Library led by Cynthia Solesbee, Certified Health Care Navigator for Macon County. The presentation will include a basic overview of the Affordable Health Care Act and a discussion of the programs available to consumers. Individual appointments may be made with Solesbee to help with the sign-up process and answer any questions. Registration is not required. For more information, call (828)400-4177.
April is Public Health Month in N.C. To raise awareness about the important role that public health plays in our lives, Macon County Public Health will recognize a "Public Health Hero" in the month of April. Citizens may nominate community volunteers for this award by submitting the short nomination form by March 31 found at http://www.maconnc.org/health-department-press.html.
Macon County Republican Party will have its 2014 Convention on Saturday, March 15, in the Community Building on Hwy 441 in Franklin. Registration opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 1:45 p.m. Featured speakers are U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows and Associate Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, Mark Martin. The convention is open to all registered Republicans in Macon County. www.macongop.com.
Macon County Area Author Co-op will be having a "First Chapter Reading" Event on Saturday, March 8, starting at 12:30 at the Macon County Library in Franklin. Each author will be reading the first chapter of their latest book and will be available to answer questions, sell and sign copies of their books. Scheduled to appear are Tami Rasmussen, Barbara Taylor Woodall, Linda Rue Quinn, Gerrie Rue and Inion N. Mathair. Light refreshments will be served.
Gem City Forum Toastmasters will hold a Club Speech Contest on Tuesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Drake Education Center, 210 Phillips Street in Franklin. The contest will include both an International Speech and a Table Topics Contest. Speakers in the International Speech Contest must have completed at least six speeches in the Competent Communicator Manual. Any club member in good standing can participate in the Table Topics Contest. Visitors are welcome to attend.
High Mountain Squares will dance Friday, March 7, at the Macon County Community Building, Georgia Road (441 South), Franklin from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Marty Northrup from Columbus, N.C., will be the caller. Western-style square dancing, main/stream and plus levels. Everyone is welcome. For information call (828)371-4946, (828)342-1560, (828)332-0001 or www.highmountainsquare.org
Macon County Board of Health Public Forum regarding the continuation of Rabies Vaccination Clinics will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Macon County Human Services Building located at 1830 Lakeside Drive. This public forum will feature information regarding the spread of rabies, current rabies vaccination clinics, and reporting requirements for animal bites.
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